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Published by Cambridge University Press in Cambridge, New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Indians of Mexico -- Social life and customs,
  • Indians of Central America -- Social life and customs,
  • Collective memory -- Mexico -- History,
  • Collective memory -- Central America -- History,
  • Sacred space -- Mexico -- History,
  • Sacred space -- Central America -- History,
  • Space and time -- Social aspects -- History,
  • Space and time -- Religious aspects -- History,
  • Mexico -- Social life and customs,
  • Central America -- Social life and customs

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementAmos Megged.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsF1219.3.S6 M44 2010
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23192209M
ISBN 109780521112277
LC Control Number2009011464
OCLC/WorldCa317118235

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In Social Memory in Ancient and Colonial Mesoamerica, Amos Megged uncovers the missing links in Mesoamerican peoples\' quest for their collective past. Analyzing ancient repositories of knowledge, as well as social and religious practices, he uncovers the unique procedures and formulas by which social memory was communicated and how it operated in Mesoamerica prior to the Spanish conquest. Social Memory in Ancient and Colonial Mesoamerica Before the Spanish conquest and well into the eighteenth century, Mesoamerican peoples believed that “time” and “space” were con-tained in earthly and heavenly receptacles that were visualized met-aphorically. This circumscribed space contained the abodes of the dead.   Friar Francisco Ximénez and the Popol Vuh: From Religious Treatise to a Digital Sacred Book Chocolate in the Underworld Space of Death: Cacao Seeds from an Early Classic Mortuary Cave Yokol Cab: Mayan Translation of European Astrological Texts and Images in the Book Author: Jonathan Truitt.   In the last quarter century, Mesoamerican studies made a great leap forward. Understanding of pre-contact writing systems advanced rapidly; historians and anthr We use cookies to enhance your experience on our continuing to use our website, you are agreeing to our use of : Frances Karttunen.

Social Memory in Ancient and Colonial Mesoamerica. By Amos Megged. New York: Cambridge University Press, xvi + pp. $ cloth. - Indigenous Miracles: Nahua Authority in Colonial Mexico. By Edward W. Osowski. First Peoples: New Directions in Indigenous Studies. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, xii + pp. $ cloth. - Volume 80 Issue 2 - Michael P. GuénoAuthor: Michael P. Guéno. Amos Megged is author of Social Memory in Ancient and Colonial Mesoamerica. Stephanie Wood, Director of the Wired Humanities Projects, University of Oregon, is coeditor of Mesoamerican Memory: Enduring Systems of Remembrance and Indian Women of Early Mexico, also published by the University of Oklahoma Press. Social Memory in Ancient and Colonial Mesoamerica. By Amos Megged. New York: Cambridge University Press, xvi + pp. $ nous Miracles: Nahua Authority in Colonial . 4  Social Memory in Ancient and Colonial Mesoamerica of the Aztlan migrations. The first of these modes was the theme of harmony, and the coexistence and sharing of the sacred essentials of.

In Social Memory in Ancient and Colonial Mesoamerica, Amos Megged uncovers the missing links in Mesoamerican peoples' quest for their collective past. Analyzing ancient repositories of knowledge, as well as social and religious practices, he uncovers the unique procedures and formulas by which social memory was communicated and how it operated in Mesoamerica prior to the Spanish conquest. About the Author. Amos Megged is author of Social Memory in Ancient and Colonial Mesoamerica. Stephanie Wood, Director of the Wired Humanities Projects, University of Oregon, is coeditor of Mesoamerican Memory: Enduring Systems of Remembrance and Indian Women of Early Mexico, also published by the University of Oklahoma by: 6. Jillian Mollenhauer, SCULPTING THE PAST IN PRECLASSIC MESOAMERICA: OLMEC STONE MONUMENTS AND THE PRODUCTION OF SOCIAL MEMORY, Ancient Mesoamerica, /S, 25, 1, (), (). CrossrefCited by: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Mesoamerican Cultures is the first comprehensive reference source to chronicle Pre-Hispanic, colonial, and modern Mesoamerica, defined as the lands stretching from Mexico to the southern tip of Central America. With more than articles, it is invaluable for those interested in the rich heritage of this land.